Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort has earned the title of “Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in the Maldives, 2022”, as part of this year’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards. 

The visually stunning property comprises a collection of 81 luxury villas in five categories including beach, pool, and duplex accommodations, as well as coveted overwater bungalows. 

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru sparkles with breathtakingly beautiful nature alongside elegant accommodations. We are so proud that our charming hideaway has already been recognized by the experts from Luxury Lifestyle Awards,” said John Allanson, general manager of the property.  

“The Outrigger Way commitment to authentically caring for our guests, alongside the bewitching allure of our setting, has been apparent to patrons and judges alike,” he said. 

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Known for its uninterrupted views of white sandy beaches and a seemingly endless turquoise lagoon, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort recently underwent extensive modernization. It is now poised to be among the Maldives’ most sought-after vacation experiences. 

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru has all of the amenities high-end guests expect: private seaplane transfers, a diverse array of quality food and beverage outlets, plush full-spa service, and a chic retail boutique, vow renewals, PADI dive center, abundant watersports, and more. 

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Marine conservation and awareness building are a key part of the resort operations, which align with Outrigger’s ZONE (OZONE), the company’s long-established global marine conservation and environmental care initiative. 

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The resort’s marine biologist, Lynn Kessler, leads guests on snorkel and scuba trips each day. She collects data on manta rays, whale sharks, and turtles, which helps Maldives-based NGOs in their marine conservation work. She also gives marine wildlife presentations to Outrigger guests twice a week and is connected with a coral planting program.  

“Being environmentally responsible and leading by example is key to The Outrigger Way – caring for our hosts, our guests, and our place,” said Allanson. 

Expert judges at Luxury Lifestyle Awards took these factors, and more, into consideration before giving the award. 

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Discover a unique Island Experience in the Indian Ocean offering small island charm with contemporary architecture and bespoke finishing touches. In the pristine South Ari Atoll, the 5-star Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is a 25-minute seaplane journey from Male. It offers 81 villas in five distinct styles plus four restaurants, bars and cafes, a spa, a library lounge, a boutique, an airport lounge, and transfers. The resort features a fully equipped PADI and SSI dive center, island excursions, movie and DJ nights, and vow renewals for couples. It has its own in-house marine biologist. More at Outrigger.com 

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For nearly 75 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations including Fiji, Mauritius, Thailand, and The Maldives. The privately held hospitality company invites guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program. Outrigger’s multi-branded portfolio includes Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Kapalua Villas Maui, and its newest addition, Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui while also managing select properties from top international hotel brands including Embassy Suites® by Hilton, Best Western® and Hilton Grand Vacations®. Find out more at Outrigger.com or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


About Luxury Lifestyle Awards | Luxury Lifestyle Awards is a global award selecting, recognizes, celebrates, and promotes the best luxury goods and services all over the world. The goal of the company is to connect people with the best of luxury. LLA has evaluated more than 10 000 various goods and services in 400 categories from 60 countries and analyzed the results to give you a TOP list of the best of the best in the world. Such world-renowned brands as Chanel, Dom Perignon, and Ferrari were proudly named winners. The victory brings companies status and recognition, global promotion, and exposure to an entirely new market of customers. 

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